Statement on Manchester Attack

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have tragically lost their lives or been affected by the suicide attack on Manchester Arena last night.

We are with you all in love and solidarity.

Out of respect for those murdered and injured in Manchester, the Liberal Democrats and I have cancelled all general election campaigning today.

I have contacted Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Cllr John Leech (who are both former colleagues and personal friends) to send my heartfelt love and solidarity for them, their leadership and all of Greater Manchester today.

We must never yield in the struggle for good to overcome evil. We must never back down in the fight against terror. These are the liberal values I believe in and which I will continue to fight for each and every day.

Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes

Liberal Democrat Candidate and former Minister for Justice